Danny Boyle Is Finished With Franchises After ‘James Bond 25’ Drama

Director Danny Boyle is making it clear he won’t get himself involved with another franchise after his exit from the upcoming James Bond 25.

After franchise veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade penned the script for the 25th installment James Bond installment, the duo’s screenplay was shelved in favor of a new script developed by Danny Boyle and John Hodge with the former attached to direct. However, Danny Boyle ultimately dropped out of the project due to creative differences with the film’s producers. True Detective and Maniac director Cary Joji Fukunaga was ushered in replace Danny Boyle just one month later. Reports suggested Danny Boyle’s main issue was that he did not want to kill off 007 in what will be Daniel Craig’s final outing as the iconic British spy.

Speaking with Metro, Danny Boyle was asked about his exit from James Bond 25 when he admitted that he’s not suited to helm major franchise films:

“I learned my lesson that I am not cut out [for franchises] otherwise you’re digging in the same hole. I am better not quite in the mainstream franchise movies, is the honest answer.”

Production on James Bond 25 is set to resume with Daniel Craig next week following the actor sustaining a leg injury on set of the project. Daniel Craig required minor surgery, temporarily suspending production as he recovers.

A member of the crew was also injured after a controlled explosion caused damage to the exterior of the Bond 25 stage earlier this month.

Bond 25 is set to be Daniel Craig’s final appearance as James Bond after having played the character since 2006’s Casino Royale.

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica.  His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a script written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the 25th James Bond stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw and Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek.

James Bond 25 is scheduled to be released in theaters on 8, April 2020.

Source: Metro

Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake

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The Lion King DisneyDisney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.

Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.

Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Disney SimbaWhat do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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